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Fantasy Esports Picks: League of Legends (LPL-LCK) Top DraftKings LOL DFS Targets for July 12

Nikhil Kalro shares his targets for Sunday’s League of Legends (LPL-LCK) DraftKings DFS action, which locks at 4:00 a.m. ET.

The e-sport team RNG (Royal Never Give Up) will compete in the group phase of the e-sport “League of Legends” World Championship at the Verti Music Hall. Photo by Christoph Soeder/picture alliance via Getty Images

Two tight games in the LPL and two mismatches in the LCK make up DraftKings’ League of Legends (LPL-LCK) slate on Sunday. That changes the dynamics of roster constructions slightly. How? We take a look below along with picks from each position.

Set your DraftKings lineups here: LOL $80K Shock Blast [$20K to 1st] (LPL-LCK)

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Teddy ($11,700)

Teddy’s proficiency stems from his fantastic disengagement style. He has been killed an average of just 1.12 times per map and has even added 4.82 kills and 4.94 assists per game. That gives him quite a lofty KDA of 8.74 along with a creep score per minute of over 11. These numbers along with a strong matchup advantage make Teddy a strong choice for Captain.

Others to consider: Kramer ($12,000)


LangX ($6,200)

LangX doesn’t have terrific stats but he will provide a steady style of play. He has a K/D of below 1, which has been quite problematic at times for LGD Gaming. Still, he has a kill participation rate of over 7 with over 2 kills per map. Against Oh My God, LangX should improve on those split returns.

Others to consider: Rascal ($6,600)


XLB ($6,400)

Accept the lower returns on account of a relatively inexpensive jungler because the differential may be more for the next two categories. XLB hasn’t been bad, not by any means. He has put up 2.55 kills from the jungle, engaging with his colleagues mostly into lanes. He has a KDA of 3.89 as well.

Others to consider: Clid ($7,000)


Bdd ($7,800)

For some reason, Gen.G isn’t as highly valued as it probably should be. In any case, that allows you to draft players like Bdd for a price that isn’t as high as usual. Like most potent mid laners, he has strong all-around metrics including kills (3.88), deaths (1.47) and KDA (5.92). He has averaged 70.7 DKFP per game.

Others to consider: Faker ($7,000)


Ruler ($7,400)

This is an intentional combination play. Drafting the mid laner and bot laner from a team as good as Gen.G in an advantageous game should make a difference to your roster to set it apart. Ruler has also been very solid this split across the board. He has a KDA of 5.3 and a CSPM of 10.31 with just 1.76 deaths and close to five kills per game.

Others to consider: Kramer ($8,000)


Effort ($5,200)

Effort has played 15 games this split, not all 17. He has made a massive difference to his AD Carry in this period, adding plenty of support in fights during 1v2 situations or even late 2-on-2 engagements. In total, he has averaged 8.53 assists per game and close to 50 DKFP per game, quite high for a support player.


Royal Never Give Up ($5,200)

Royal Never Give Up features a powerful fantasy combination of inexpensive price and quality. RNG started the season in sprightly form but lost some of that fluency to the point the team has now won just 10 of 20 maps. Against a stuttering Edward Gaming team, RNG should come through.

Set your DraftKings lineups here: LOL $80K Shock Blast [$20K to 1st] (LPL-LCK)

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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.